Gmail - Configure iOS 4-6 (iPhone, iPad, iPod) | Office of Information Technology

Gmail - Configure iOS 4-6 (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Last Updated: 08/19/2015
One Column
Two Column


This tutorial demonstrates how to configure an iOS device for CU-Boulder's Gmail.

Sending email successfully

To be able to send email succesfully, be sure to follow the instructions until the very end.

Screenshots are from an iPhone. Steps apply to all three devices. 


This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • IOS

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client ( To do this: 

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, click Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Step 1

Open your iOS Settings app and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Step 2

Tap Add Account

Step 3

Tap Gmail

Step 4

Enter the following account information:

  • Name: Your first and last name.
  • Email: (do not enter
  • Password: Your IdentiKey password
  • Description: however you want to identify your CU-Boulder Gmail account.

Step 5

Tap Next.

Step 6

If you entered your account information properly, you will see that your account was verified. You will see that your account was added and you can turn Mail, Calendars, and Notes on or off. 

Your configuration is not done yet, follow the next steps to ensure that you can send email through this account.

Step 7

Back at the Mail, Contacts, Calendars menu in Settings, tap on the account you just created.

Step 8

Tap on Account

Step 9

In the Outgoing Mail Server, you need to make sure that is entered. Your account settings may say No Server, or it may say The next step will show you how to turn on so that you can send messages. 



Step 10

Tap on SMTP.  First, look through the list of SMTP Servers and if you see, make sure that it is the only SMTP server that is turned On. If this is complete, you can skip to step 16.

Step 11

If you do not see in the list, tap Add Server…

Step 12

Enter the following information in the Add Server fields:

  • Host Name:
  • User Name: CU Login Name
  • Password: Your IdentiKey password.

Step 13

Tap Save.

Step 14

Make sure that is set to On and tap Done.

Step 15

Back at the list of SMTP Servers, you see Make sure that it is the only SMTP server that is turned on.

Step 16

Your account should now be configured properly and you should see your account listed in your Mail app.

Back to top